"This is a favorite in our family at Christmas. This jam is not spicy, but can be made to be spicy by adding more peppers or a few habanero peppers. The flavor of the sweet strawberries combined with the flavor of the peppers gives this jam a wonderful flavor dimension. The strawberries may be frozen (thawed and crushed) and the peppers may be canned (drained and chopped)." — L. Sullivan
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minced jalapeno peppers
1 (2 ounce) package
powdered fruit pectin
half pint canning jars with lids and rings
First time jelly maker,here. The results were fantastic. This is a great recipe. I used fresh strawberries and fresh jalapeno peppers. Word of advice **Use disposable latex gloves when handling peppers** I learned the hard way. I removed the veins and half of the seeds from the peppers. The jam was mild. I plan on making a "spicier" batch and will use a habanero pepper along with the jalapenos. Thank you for the recipe! Amanda Mobile, AL
i tried this recipe and it came out watery and it seperated, o cal my aunt who has been mamking strawberry preserves since her mother was doing it to find out what went wrong, although the recepi is good, here was went wrong: the only thing that needs to be boiled is the pectin and water, stir sugar,crushed berries,jalpenos, and lemon juice and let sit for 10 min..bring pectin and water to boil and keep stirring for 1 min. AND USE 2 PACKAGES OF PECTIN. pour into strawberry mixture and keep stiring for at least 3 min. pour into containers and let sit ar room temp for 24 hrs.
I used a combination of strawberries and raspberries, cut sugar to 6 c and used all the seeds from the jalapeno's and it turned out awesome!
This is a fun jan to make. Very simple and looks really pretty! It is sweet and sassy! It does not have near the heat that jalapeno jelly has so if you are looking for a tamed down version of a hot pepper spread,this would be it. It is wonderful on bagels and cream cheese. I made a quick fruit dip stirring this in with cream cheese and a couple of tablespoons of cream. Thanks for sharing this recipe
This jam is very sweet and very hot! Just the way we like it, and it sets up beautifully! I think we may have to eat it with cream cheese to tone down the heat! I made it hot as written by using one seeded anaheim pepper and 3 seeded jalapenos and 3 with the seeds. (They all still totalled one cup when finely chopped). If you like it mild, remove all the seeds and just use jalapenos. Great recipe if all you have is frozen berries, use the unsweetened ones and make sure you measure the four cups AFTER you mash them. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!
Disappointed that this didn't gel like it should have, but I don't think it's the recipe's fault. Recipe calls for a 2-oz pkg of powdered fruit pectin, but I now see that Sure-Jell reduced the size to 1.75 oz, just like so many other companies are doing. They try not to increase price much, but they just reduce the size which can totally screw up recipes. The flavor on this jam is great. So your options are to use the 1.75 oz pkg and try to adjust the quantity of the other ingredients or open another pkg (at cost of $1.70) for the additional 1/4 oz and probably just pitch the rest of the opened pkg. 3.31.11 update: this firmed up overnight, so I'm upgrading the review to 5 stars...it's now perfect!
This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I have a favorite jam that I make every year for gifts, but I'm going to have to make a huge batch of this instead this year! My husband and I have a really hard time not completely tearing through an entire jar (I put it in 1/4 pint jars) in one sitting. :D YUM!
Delicious! Serve over a block of cream cheese with wheat thins. Great appetizer.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jalapeno Strawberry Jam
Serving Size: 1/64 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 64
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 90
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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